EventsLunch 'N Books: The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

Lunch 'N Books: The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Description

Join the Humboldt Park Branch as we discuss The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton. 

In New York City a feud starts between newspaper tycoons William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. When Grace Harrington lands a job at Hearst's newspaper in 1896, she’s caught in a cutthroat world where one scoop can make or break your career, but it’s a story of Evagelina Cisneros in Cuba that changes her life. Evangelina is an 18 year old unjustly imprisoned in a notorious Havana women's jail who dreams of a free Cuba from Spanish oppression. When Hearst hears about Evagelina’s story, he puts her on the front page of his paper making her a symbol for a rallying cry for American intervention in the battle for Cuban independence. With the help of Marina Perez, a courier secretly working for the Cuban revolutionaries in Havana, Grace and Hearst's staff attempt to free Evangelina. But when Cuban civilians are forced into reconcentration camps and the explosion of the USS Maine propels the United States and Spain toward war, the three women must risk everything in their fight for freedom.

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Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Book Clubs
Language:
English

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